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explorator 11.20                               September 7, 2008
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight
hours from the time of publication.

For your computer's protection, Explorator is sent in plain text
and NEVER has attachments. Be suspicious of any Explorator which
arrives otherwise!!!
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Thanks to
Arthur Shippee,
Dave Sowdon,
David Critchley,
Donna Hurst,
Edward Rockstein,
'fireflye',
Hernan Astudillo,
Rick Heli,
John McMahon,
Joseph Lauer,
Mike Ruggeri,
Rochelle Altman,
  Ross W. Sargent,
Rick Pettigrew,
Bob Heuman,
Toke Lindegaard Knudsen,
and W. Richard Frahm, for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).

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AFRICA
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The Axum Obelisk was finally unveiled:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2008-09-04_104258946.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7597589.stm
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Archaeologists have uncovered the tomb of Senusret II:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/09/01/2352151.htm
http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24273505-5005962,00.html

A "goddess" figurine from Iran:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=68642&sectionid=351020105

Some phallic figurines and other Neolithic items from Israel:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-09/thuo-pfp090108.php
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/080905-israel-burials.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/09/02/sciphallic102.xml
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080901085355.htm

Much coverage of using mouse remains from a "bronze age shipwreck"
(Ulu Burun?) to determine its origin:

http://tinyurl.com/5mrszq (NS)
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-19057.html
http://www.kansascity.com/451/story/779879.html
http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/news-scan/2008/09/03/1220121331202.html

Some Canaanite burials (etc.) near Sidon:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=95699

Excavating the Hittite city of Nerik:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=114147

Pigeons plague the Sphinx:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/913/he1.htm

Those foetuses in Tut's tomb are likely a pair of twins he fathered:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-09/uom-ctm090108.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080902143322.htm
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/sep/02/twins-found-in-tuts-tomb/
http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2008/09/tuts_tots_could_be_twins.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/2659871/Twins-found-in-Tutankhamuns-tomb.html

More evidence of Second Temple era walls in Jerusalem:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080901085355.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6nmoyz (MFA)
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1017862.html
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1220444319782&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
http://dailynews.muzi.com/news/ll/english/10078007.shtml
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080903/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_archaeology_1
http://www.greatnewsnetwork.org/index.php/news/article/jerusalem_ancient_walls_unveiled/
http://uk.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUKL342025420080903
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24291594-23109,00.html
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hULCIa_wLA2b2BkhgMpPKtJn3rvgD92VB1TG0
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7595613.stm
http://tinyurl.com/6bekwb (Telegraph)
http://tinyurl.com/5wsytv
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080903/sc_nm/israel_archaeology_dc_3
http://wejew.com/media/2730/Ancient_Jerusalem_Wall_Discovery/
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/127489 (video)
http://www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26526464/

Interesting spin on ongoing excavations in Turkey:

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=152052&bolum=110

This week's installment of the Temple Mount saga:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3591329,00.html

More on the DSS going online:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/28/2348701.htm
http://www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng.asp?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=1422&module_id=#as

Reviewish sort of thing on plants of the Bible:

http://features.csmonitor.com/gardening/2008/09/02/plants-of-the-bible/

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

http://blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

http://persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Using computer technology to reproduce the sound of an Epigonion:

http://www.newkerala.com/fs/b/ai-1356.htm
http://www.publictechnology.net/article_avantgo.php?sid=17177
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20080905/tuk-network-reproduces-ancient-music-45dbed5.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/03/epigonion_grid_computing/
http://www.biosmagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=6421

... listen to it in mp3 format:

http://www.astraproject.org/examples/dufay.mp3

A Sarmatian burial:

http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/index.php?id=148&listid=73495

Feature on the Dhaskalo Kavos site:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/court_and_social/article4662664.ece

Plenty of coverage of a study linking lower HIV resistance to
the Romans:

http://tinyurl.com/64qyg9 (NS)
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2440091.0.Romans_helped_spread_Aids.php
http://tinyurl.com/5j2pbx (Telegraph)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7596532.stm
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,26278,24293754-5007185,00.html
http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hQu6fgrIqW4T79HVGP0_fSHSK5Ag

Evidence of Roman presence in Moray:

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/815790

... and a Roman camp on the outskirts of Keswick:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/1.232739

Roman remains from the east Cleveland (UK) coast was reported here:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/3641421.Unearthed_Roman_site_excites_experts/

... and seriously messed up reportage-wise, here (howler alert):

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/270794.php
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=68446&sectionid=3510212

A possible Roman villa site in Northampton:

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/Roman-villa-may-be-buried.4465048.jp

A car park in Rome will seriously impact some important sites:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/historic-area-of-rome-threatened-by-new-car-park-915420.html
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10530808
http://news.scotsman.com/world/Celebrities-fight-car-park-.4465246.jp

Hadrian's Wall will be the next ancient monument adding to the
world's light pollution:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2008/sep/07/heritage.hadrian1

The next installment of the Kefalonia-is-Ithaca story:

http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hj0BrZqhnuOXH5ogpGDH_qvbeYwQ
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/science_technology/evidence+backs+homers+isle+theory/2439827

Followups to the 'pagan' protests on the Acropolis:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-09-02-pagan-athena_N.htm?csp=34
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2008/09/01/acropolis-pagans-museum.html
http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,5143,700255437,00.html
http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/1138575,CST-NWS-athena01.article
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/01/arts/design/01arts-PROTESTERSBE_BRF.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/09/01/greece.protest/?iref=mpstoryview
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-09-02-pagan-athena_N.htm

More coverage of the gold wreath from Aigai:

http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=465835&sid=ftp

Recent reviews from BMCR:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/recent.html

Recent reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/2008.htm

Visit our blog:

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism

Blegen Library News:

http://blegen.blogspot.com/

Mediterranean Archaeology:

http://medarch.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
Interesting Neolithic figurine from South Moravia:

http://www.praguemonitor.com/en/416/czech_national_news/27678/

Neolithic burial from Poland:

http://www.polskieradio.pl/thenews/news/?id=90480

Plenty of Neolithic stuff is emerging as a Swiss glacier melts:

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jq06XaBVeoFDw8ema5tW2JrEl1mg
http://tinyurl.com/5c9lvg

A bronze bowl from Sweden:

http://www.thelocal.se/14050/20080901/

Feature on some petroglyphs from Anglesey:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/drawingsonthewall_20080302.shtml

Possible tannery in Wallingford:

http://tinyurl.com/5g7gxz

A letter from Oliver Cromwell:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7595836.stm

The London Metropolitan Archive is going online:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7596765.stm

The efforts to save the HMS London:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4687257.ece

... and a good oped piece on the state of such shipwrecks:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article4685992.ece

An Opeddish sort of thing on Famagusta:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7596392.stm

cf.:

http://www.landofempires.com/

Russian archaeologists believe they have found the ancient Khazar
capital:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080903/lf_afp/russiahistoryculturearchaeology_080903160809
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/09/03/2354822.htm

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Interesting 'porcelain tomb' from Chongqing:

http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-18535.html
http://www.china.org.cn/culture/2008-09/03/content_16383185.htm

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
================================================================
NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Plenty of native American finds at a Colchester site:

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080901/NEWS02/80831008/1007

This week's coverage of the Franklin Expedition expedition:

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/story.html?id=31a65b83-7ef4-4c16-af12-d29fd22cae73
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=07bf3d6d-4519-4eae-bd7b-aafc14cc6531

Feature on Fort Ticonderoga:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/nyregion/04fort.html

I didn't know the Wright Brothers were involved in military
aviation:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94332520

Plans are afoot to restore Gettysburg:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94290401
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
On prehispanic dentistry:

http://dti.inah.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1685&Itemid=150

This year's finds at Cahuachi:

http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia.aspx?id=fQivUwOHa2I=

Remains of a wall from Cusco:

http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia.aspx?id=asj7yPwA42s=

Pre-Incan remains from Peru's Colca Canyon:

http://www.livinginperu.com/news/7286

Possibly the oldest skeleton ever found in the Americas is from
an underwater cave in Mexico:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/080903-oldest-skeletons.html

Searching for the Aztec 'homeland':

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/5974701.html

More on urbanization in the Amazon:

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411319/2050057

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://web.mac.com/michaelruggeri
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94104997

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
On DNA and European origins:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/science/02gene.html
http://www.current-biology.com/content/article/abstract?uid=PIIS0960982208009561

The Archaeology Channel is experimenting with an HD movie
format:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

The Catholic side of the Shroud debate:

http://www.zenit.org/article-23537?l=english

They're pondering a 'parchment centre' in Turin:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2008-09-02_102236538.html

Using digital photography in archive collections (not sure why
this is considered 'novel'):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080904151624.htm

Laying claim to Poe:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/06/us/06poe.html

Modena's philosophy festival sounds like a good time:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2008-09-03_103244082.html

On the origin of the term 'maverick':

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94312345

Review of Julian Barnes, *Nothing to Be Frightened Of*:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/28/AR2008082802898.html

Review of a book about artists' wives:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/books/04butler.html

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/lotw/

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/

Past Preservers:

http://pastpreservers.blogspot.com/
================================================================
DIG DIARIES/BLOGS
================================================================
[please send in suggestions! current digs only please!]

Norton Community Archaeological Group:

http://nortoncommarch.wordpress.com/

Tel Kadesh:

http://sitemaker.umich.edu/kelseymuseum.digdiary/read_our_blog

Tel Dan:

http://teldan.wordpress.com/

Hopkins in Egypt Today:

http://www.jhu.edu/egypttoday/index.html

================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeorama:

http://blogs.discovery.com/news_archaeorama/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Some Shelby White returns were exhibited in Greece:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080903/ennew_afp/greeceusarchaeology_080903162540
http://dailynews.muzi.com/news/ll/english/10077906.shtml
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080903/sc_nm/greece_antiquities_dc_1
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/arts/04arts-GREECEWELCOM_BRF.html
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=24&art_id=nw20080903135848560C475999
http://www.reuters.com/article/artsNews/idUSL340449420080903

A bronze mirror was stolen from a museum in China:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-09/03/content_6995924.htm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080903/od_nm/theft_dc_1

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A followup on those gold Carausius coins found a while back:

http://www.ashbournenewstelegraph.co.uk/ashbournenewstelegraph/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=345589

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Mommsens' Hercules:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=25878&int_modo=1

Olhando o Céu da Pré-História: Registros Arqueoastronômicos no Brasil:

http://tinyurl.com/66axau

Picasso Sculpture:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/arts/design/05pica.html

Prayers at an Exhibition:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/06/arts/design/06monk.html

The MoMA is increasing its Braque holdings:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/arts/design/05voge.html

This week's Met theme is 'hands':

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/05/arts/20080905_HIDDEN_GRAPHIC.html

Folks are "aghast" at plans to sell off some rare books from
Wales:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bradford/7593883.stm

Italy's museums etc. are cash-strapped:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/arts/design/04pinc.html

Sotheby's is suing a collector for non-payment:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/arts/design/05soth.html
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Agamemnon:

http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/09/06/212634.php
http://www.presstelegram.com/lifestyle/ci_10391450
http://www.huliq.com/13/67445/cursed-house-atreus-falls-agamemnon

Masque of Red Death:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/theater/reviews/05masq.html
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
Claims a Viking ship might be found in a Wisconsin native
American burial ground:

http://tinyurl.com/5px9ad (Press Gazette)
================================================================
PODCASTS
================================================================
The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

The Dig:

http://www.thedigradio.com/

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp
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